Category: American National Security

June 21, 2012

Congress fighting to salvage U.S. intelligence assets from Obama cuts

Filed under: American National Security - 21 Jun 2012

The intelligence community and the Congressional Intelligence Oversight Committees have been working together during the past year, in recognition of the current challenging fiscal environment, to find efficiencies in the United States intelligence community’s annual budget, according to U.S. Congressman …

June 18, 2012

Do You Hear a Droning Sound?

Filed under: American National Security,What The F@#K?!? - 18 Jun 2012

When Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell casually mentioned during a radio interview that he supported the use of “military–style” drones by law enforcement it sparked an immediate uproar, but not from the usual suspects.

One would assume the ACLU would be filing …

June 13, 2012

Lawmakers suspect intelligence leaks emanate from White House

Filed under: American National Security - 13 Jun 2012

Since 2011, when the GOP took control of the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama has all but begged the Democrats and Republicans to work together in both houses of Congress. Unfortunately a bi-partisan investigation of the White House over …

May 31, 2012

ACLU v. CIA: Intelligence agency wins court battle on waterboarding issue

Filed under: American National Security,War On Terror - 31 May 2012

A United States Circuit Court of Appeals panel of judges handed a decisive defeat to the ACLU this week that stated the Central Intelligence Agency doesn’t have to release documents regarding its use of waterboarding, or a photograph of the …

May 3, 2012

Obama’s budget cuts on U.S. security unconstitutional, say experts

Filed under: American National Security - 03 May 2012

President Barack Obama’s planned defense and national security budget cuts are expected to have an adverse impact on the U.S. Coast Guard’s ability to perform its constitutional duty, according to a Heritage Foundation study by Mackenzie Eaglen and Jim Dolbow.

May 2, 2012

No prosecution of Border agent for shooting Mexican teenager

A U.S. border patrol agent and his family were relieved on Friday when they were informed that the agent will be prosecuted for shooting and killing a Mexican teenager on the banks of the Rio Grande on June 7, 2010, …

February 23, 2012

New York City is nation’s #1 terrorist target, say officials

Filed under: American National Security,War On Terror - 23 Feb 2012

The recent international bombings and bomb plots occurring throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Asia within the past few days are being analyzed this week by U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies including the New York City Police Department’s …

February 18, 2012

U.S. bound cargo remains vulnerable to terrorists, WMD

Filed under: American National Security,War On Terror - 18 Feb 2012

It’s been more than a decade since Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S., yet the agency created to protect the nation from another strike is asleep at the wheel, failing to adequately screen the monstrous amounts of cargo that enter the …

February 9, 2012

U.S. intelligence chief warns of cyber “Cold War”

Filed under: American National Security - 09 Feb 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate should pass legislation to increase cyber security — in both public and private sectors — since the country is involved in a “type of cyber Cold War,” stated the U.S. Director of National …

February 3, 2012

DHS intelligence gathering should be localized

Filed under: American National Security - 03 Feb 2012

Instead of increasing its interaction with foreign nations’ law enforcement and intelligence agencies, the Department of Homeland Security should focus on building relationships with local police agencies and private-sector security departments in order to secure infrastructure and U.S. borders, say …

February 2, 2012

CIA officer, author charged with revealing covert officers’ identities

Filed under: American National Security - 02 Feb 2012

“Prior to publication of his book, The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror, [John] Kiriakou submitted a draft manuscript in July 2008 to the CIA’s Publication Review Board (PRB). In an attempt to trick the …

January 30, 2012

A Grope A Day Keeps Osama Away

Sen. Rand Paul (R–KY) made the news Monday when he declined to get up close and personal with TSA guards at the Nashville, TN airport. Paul entered the security line; dumped his belt, glasses, wallet, shoes, cell phone and pocket …

January 21, 2012

The Price For False Security

Filed under: American National Security - 21 Jan 2012

Our Freedoms are constantly being invaded and under attack. We must not allow this to happen. We must stand up and defend them? We all knew that our elected and appointed officials on all levels, of our Government are trying …

January 12, 2012

Obama’s 21st Century strategy plays Russian roulette with defense

Truth be told, because entitlement spending has tripled while defense spending declined as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), entitlement spending (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) is now 10 percent of GDP, whereas defense spending is only 5 percent.

January 7, 2012

2011 in Review: Security technology fails to secure U.S. border

Filed under: American National Security,Immigration - 07 Jan 2012

2011 was anything but a successful year for the United States’ border security projects including the building of a security fence at the nation’s southern border. A recently released government report reveals that the Homeland Security Department failed to properly …

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